For once in our lives, we wholeheartedly believe the claim of a once in a lifetime opportunity sale that is being said for this football sized emerald. Easily mistaken for a large watermelon – the 57,500 carat emerald has an appraised value of $1.15 million. However gives its unique character, its hard to say what Teodaro will finally sell for once it goes up on auction.
The current owner – Regan Reaney says that there is simply no way to describe the stone and it has to be seen to be believed. The emerald was mined from Brazil , the exact location of which is however kept a secret.
Teodaro – a name which owes its origin to a Brazilian word which translates as a gift from gods was found by an individual miner rather than a big company. The final price of the emerald will depend on how much collectors value its rarity. Its hard to expect a similar sized emerald find anywhere else in the world. In terms of world records – the Teodora is actually the fifth largest emerald ever found, but the biggest that’s been cut with facets.
The auctioneers – Western star auctions are also pleased as punch to have the emerald. “Its stunning, a thing of beauty and far and above the most precious item we have ever had” , said Western Star Auction owner Mike Odenbach.
Money, which represents the prose of life, and is hardly spoken of in parlors without apology, is, in its effects and laws, as beautiful as roses. —